EVERY club has them… the players who have clung on for too long and aren’t capable of contributing: dead wood.This summer’s new, shortened transfer window means Premier League clubs will already be well into their planning for next season.5 Mauricio Pochettino and Co will already be plotting their summer movesCredit: EPAScouts, directors of football and managers will have a good idea of who they are targeting and, every bit as crucially, who they need to move on.In the first part of our series, we asked our friends at Football Whispers for one player Tottenham, Watford, West Brom and West Ham each need to move on this summer.Tottenham5 Danny Rose is one star almost certain to leave Tottenham this summerCredit: Ian WaltonDespite being dumped out of the Champions League by Juventus, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has little to be unhappy about in his squad.In the driving seat to secure a top-four spot in the Premier League at Chelsea’s expense, the North Londoners have a close-knit first XI with little room for passengers.However, ex-Swansea City pair Michel Vorm and Fernando Llorente could be considered that.Goalkeeper Vorm is wanted by Feyenoord having failed to dislodge Hugo Lloris as No.1 while Llorente has struggled for games and goals following his £15m move from South Wales.Danny Rose could also move on having lost his place to Ben Davies.The left-back was subject of Manchester United transfer rumours last summer following an exclusive interview with The Sun in which he stated his intention to return to the north one day.However, it’s Vorm who is the most likely candidate to depart with Paulo Gazzaniga showing he is a more than capable understudy to Lloris this season.Watford5 Watford will hope to get rid of Isaac Success in the summer transfer windowCredit: Rex FeaturesIt’s been another season of change for Watford who sacked the highly-rated Marco Silva in January and replaced him with ex-Malaga coach Javi Garcia.The Spaniard has quickly transformed the Hornets’ fortunes and will hope the club’s decision-makers do something similar with his bloated and injury-prone squad before next season.Centre-back trio Craig Cathcart, Younes Kaboul and Miguel Britos have all been ruled out with long-term injuries this season and are all the wrong side of 30.However, the Hornets will be most keen to get rid of is forward Isaac Success.The Nigerian was caught up in a Baileys-fuelled romp with four hookers in October, as exclusively revealed by The Sun.The Nigerian has flopped on loan at Malaga after being shown the door in January, making just three appearances totalling 58 minutes, and will leave Watford for good.Nearly half of the clubs in the Premier League have fired their manager this season, we take a look back at the ‘sacked nine’ MORE FOOTBALL FEATURESSHINE ON UK Weather – Brits to bask in 23C sun ahead of scorching 10-DAY heatwaveExclusiveCURSE FEARStrictly curse sees plans for stars and celebs to isolate together scrappedSAM SO SUMPTUOUSVictoria’s Secret Angel Sara Sampaio wows as she poses in racy lingerieExclusiveWAYNE’S AWAYWayne Bridge is selling his mansion — after John Terry moved in nearbyExclusiveRISKY BUSINESSRyan Thomas stops van on dual carriageway to treat himself to a Mr WhippyExclusiveBED GRIME STORYStormzy in talks to write series of children’s books about diversityTUNED INWhat the stars of Chris Moyles’ R1 show are doing now – from marriages to big jobsLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Follow all the latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive BlogUNITED LIVEMan Utd news LIVE: All the latest updates and transfer gossip from Old TraffordExclusive’IT’S BEEN TOUGH’Alan Carr reveals lockdown pressures tempted his husband to drink againWest Brom5 West Brom will surely actively look to ship James McClean this summerCredit: ReutersDespite sacking Tony Pulis in favour of Alan Pardew the Baggies look doomed for the Championship. Eight points adrift with eight to play, the situation is bleak.There will be a mass exodus at The Hawthorns this summer, regardless of whether Pardew remains at the helm or not, with a number of stalwarts out of contract.James Morrison, Claudio Yacob, Chris Brunt, Gareth Barry, Boaz Myhill and Gareth McAuley will all become free agents in June and all are north of 30.However, one player who should be moved on regardless is winger James McClean.The Republic of Ireland international is a Derby transfer target despite scoring just once and failing to supply an assists in the Premier League this season.West Ham5 Joe Hart will be near the top of the list of players West Ham may offloadCredit: PA:Press AssociationLike the Baggies, West Ham have changed manager and still find themselves looking nervously over their shoulders.David Moyes inherited an ageing squad from Slaven Bilic when he was appointed in November and will use the summer to attempt to shape the group in his own image.Joe Hart would be an obvious candidate to ditch, but the England international is only on loan at the London Stadium meaning he will soon become Manchester City’s problem once more.Patrice Evra is also certain to leave having joined on a short-term contract in February while Sam Byram, Javier Hernandez and Jordan Hugill will all have questions over their futures.However, veteran centre-back James Collins has to go.The 34-year-old Welshman is in steep decline and should have been phased out some time ago. He is out of contract in June and this should be farewell.
Full List: Men Mutaz Essa Barshim (QAT) Pawel Fajdek (POL) Mohamed Farah (GBR) Sam Kendricks (USA) Elijah Manangoi (KEN) Luvo Manyonga RSA) Omar McLeod (JAM) Christian Taylor (USA) Wayde van Niekerk (RSA) Johannes Vetter (GER) Women Almaz Ayana (ETH) Maria Lasitskene (ANA) Hellen Obiri (KEN) Sally Pearson (AUS) Sandra Perkovic (CRO) Brittney Reese (USA) Caster Semenya (RSA) Ekaterini Stefanidi (GRE) Nafissatou Thiam (BEL) Anita Wlodarczyk (POL) Omar McLeod is the lone Jamaican on the list of nominees for the 2017 IAAF World Athlete of the Year award following his exploits at the World Championships in London in August. McLeod, the Olympic champion in the sprint hurdles, also struck gold in the 110m hurdles inside the London Stadium to win Jamaica’s lone gold medal at the championships. He is also responsible for the three fastest times in the world in the event last season with his personal best 12.90 seconds topping the list. McLeod’s dominance is underlined by the fact that he ran six of the 10 fastest times in the 110m hurdles event in 2017. A three-way voting process will determine the finalists. The IAAF Council and the IAAF Family will cast their votes by email, while fans can vote online via the IAAF’s social media platforms. Individual graphics for each nominee will be posted on Facebook and Twitter later this week; a ‘like’ or ‘favourite’ will count as one vote. The IAAF Council’s vote will count for 50% of the result, while the IAAF Family’s votes and the public votes will each count for 25% of the final result. Voting closes on 16 October. At the conclusion of the voting process, three men and three women finalists will be announced by the IAAF. The male and female World Athletes of the Year will be announced live on stage at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2017.
Dear Editor,Now that Justice Ret’d Claudette Singh has awoken out of her slumber and issued the statement that elections have to be held before the year’s end, immediately heads start to roll, because the PNC Commissioners at GECOM have realised that this is it, this is the end of the road for them.A full stop has been put to their shenanigans and delaying twists and turns.We must respect the Constitution, and that entails free and fair elections this present year, not a futuristic fantasy election of next year as proposed by the PNC. Elections have to be held within the time frame stipulated by the Constitution and our courts. For too long, we have been bogged down by this illegal Government and its Commissioners stifling the rights of the people at every turn. It is time for this nonsense to come to an end.We look forward to a headway straight into the Claims and Objections period and the production of a verified, updated, national voters’ list in time for election. As a nation, we have waited, too long to be exact, and here we are at the brink of a new day. Let us be vigilant and never let our guards down, we have to be constantly on the alert.However, there are two other major obstacles in our path on our way to a free and fair election. These two shackles I shall explain as we move swiftly forward to that healthy place called freedom.Respectfully,Neil Adams
“We are not dependent on what they dig up each year,” Cox said. “We’ve got plenty to keep us busy. But if they find something cool, it gets bumped.”. Max got bumped. Unlike other saber-tooth cat skulls the most commonly found animal remains second to those of dire wolves, he was found with a complete set of jaws. The bones of the lower jaw were pressed up against his palate. According to Cox, the teeth show that Max was in the prime of life when he stepped into the pit. Bones can tell paleontologists a lot about an animal, no doubt. But Cox especially marvels at the fossilized remains that show an animal had survived a debilitating injury.. That is, until it stepped into the pit.. It would have taken less than 3 inches of asphalt to trap an animal the size of a horse, particularly during warmer weather when the asphalt is sticky. Animals would get stuck, attracting the attention of hungry carnivorous birds and mammals, some of which would in turn get trapped.. The cycle would repeat for the next 30,000 years.. Over 10 million large mammal and bird fossils have been collected since the turn of the 20th century. . “This is the richest ice age fossil site in the world,” Harris said.. Last summer’s excavation alone turned up more than 1,000 specimens, including bison, turtles and seeds, which have helped researchers create three different ecological settings on the grounds of Hancock Park. And it’s ongoing. Excavators have another 5 to 8 feet to go before they exhaust Pit 91. That could take 20 years. But paleontologists are in no hurry.. “They’ve been there for 30,000 years,” said John Harris, the museum’s chief curator. “What’s another year or two?”.165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 Not these days. Volunteer Jean Moore, a retired anatomist who likens excavating Pit 91 to journeying back in time, hands a hooked object that she just uncovered to geologist Kristen Vowels, who then records the finding in a log book.. Turns out it’s a dog claw.. That’s what I love about this it’s so real,” Moore said, turning her attention back to the fossils that protrude from the muck below. “Those were animals galloping around here.”. The claw will be sent over to the museum lab, where, from behind a glass wall, visitors can watch technicians clean, identify and reassemble fossils. Nothing is ever discarded.. Shelley Cox, the lab supervisor, holds up tubs of tiny snail shells, beetle exoskeletons, twigs and bones. These fossils were sifted from the silt and sand that packed the nasal and brain cavities of Max, a brown saber-tooth cat skull that excavators discovered last summer.. Fourteen feet down Pit 91, a fossil deposit at the George C. Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, Elissa Wall, a 39-year-old volunteer excavator from Winnetka, clears away gloppy black sediment from a knot of saber-tooth cat bones that poke through the molasses ground. “i’ve had a love of paleontology since I was a little girl,” said Wall. “So to know that you’re the first person to put your hands on something that’s been here for 30,000 years I’m living a childhood dream.”. Yes, it’s excavation season at the La Brea Tar Pits. From now through Sept. 4, Pit 91 the world’s only urban Ice Age paleontological dig will bustle with activity as the remains of fossilized bones, plants and insects trapped in the sticky ground as long as 40,000 years ago are unearthed. Visitors can watch the action slowly unfold from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday at an observation station at the ledge of the quarry. From there, they can head over to the museum to view the collection. The Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits opened in 1977, but digging has been going on at the site since the early 20th century. Major excavation took place between 1913 and 1915. At the time, only large fossils camels, ground sloths, lions, camels, condors were recovered. The smaller finds went unnoticed..
Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin has signed a new long-term deal with the Premier League club. The 20-year-old, who arrived at Goodison Park from Sheffield United in August 2016, will remain with the Toffees until June 2023. Calvert-Lewin has formed an impressive partnership with Wayne Rooney in attack this season, scoring six goals across 28 appearances in all competitions. Everton boss Sam Allardyce told the club’s official website: “Dominic Calvert-Lewin is a really exciting talent, he’s improving all the time and he has the athleticism and attributes to become a top player in his position.“Working so closely with a player like Wayne Rooney can’t fail to help him in the role he plays in the team.”Fellow youngsters Jonjoe Kenny and Mason Holgate have also committed their futures to Everton, keeping them on Merseyside until June 2022. Kenny, 20, was the Toffees’ under-23s skipper last season and has made his first-team breakthrough this term. “I’ve made the point before that Jonjoe’s decision-making for such a young man is very impressive and part of the reason he makes the game look simple,” Allardyce said. “He is also an excellent defender, very grounded as an individual and he has an innate desire to succeed.“He’s hungry and his choice of ball possession is first class for a young man. He is an outstanding young man at full-back.”Holgate made his Premier League debut on the opening day of last season after joining the club from Barnsley in August 2015. “For me, Mason Holgate’s potential is becoming a reality,” Allardyce added. “He has set his standards in these past number of games he’s been involved in and it’s a matter of him maintaining those standards, continuing to work hard on his game and then he can become a really top player in the Premier League.” The forward scored the winning goal in England’s U-20 World Cup final win over Venezuela last summer 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Councilmen John Ebiner and Denis Bertone said they support the basic idea of requiring third-party investigations. “When you’ve got all these people in the \ audience and they all have things to say, and they’re raising good questions, then that’s a serious allegation and so it should be looked into,” Ebiner said. “I’m not ready to sit in judgment of Sandy, and I need to know more about it.” Bertone said he didn’t think an outside investigation is warranted in this case. McHenry’s fellow council members have expressed varying degrees of concern about how the city brought McHenry’s home into compliance, although none have denounced the councilman. McHenry originally received a city permit to build a barn on his property, but later converted it into a home in the late 1990s without getting permission. When a resident informed the city about the discrepancy in 2004, the city designated the house a caretaker unit despite recommendations from the planning director and the City Attorney’s Office advising that the property was too big to be a caretaker facility. “I don’t think anyone feels good about the situation,” Bertone said. “I understand that the community is upset, and I also feel bad for Sandy – I think that he made several mistakes, and he’s going to have to pay for it.” McHenry did not return telephone calls for this story. Templeman addressed irate residents at the City Council meeting Tuesday, explaining that the other option seemed to be evicting McHenry and his family from their home. “We selected a process that obviously is looked at by the members of the audience tonight as not being the right process,” Templeman said. “My weakness is that I wouldn’t throw a homeowner out of their home.” Mayor Curtis Morris said he regretted the delay in requiring McHenry to get the proper permits, but was less concerned about giving McHenry the permits. “I don’t think I would say that I or anybody else would particularly say that we did everything as it should have been done,” Morris said. “But I have no quarrel with the outcome. But I would have liked for it to be done in a more timely manner.” The city’s final inspection of McHenry’s property and home is scheduled for today, but the city will withhold the final sign-off for a certificate of occupancy until after at least the Nov. 28 council meeting, according to city staff. McHenry will likely have four years to pay off the back taxes, according to a representative from the county Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Office. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2730 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN DIMAS – City Council members said they are considering a change in city policy in light of the accusations leveled against Councilman F.D. “Sandy” McHenry last week. San Dimas Councilman Jeff Templeman has recommended the city require an outside investigation whenever serious complaints are directed against the city to prevent the appearance of bias. Templeman made the recommendation at Tuesday’s council meeting as angry residents criticized McHenry for converting his barn into a home without first getting the proper permits. They also accused the city of giving him special treatment. “I think we owe it to the community to have a policy in place that, when complaints are made, you have a third party investigate,” Templeman said.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REPLY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is set to replace Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus, according to a report in Italy.Now in his third Premier League season, the Spaniard signed a new deal with his current employers last summer which was due to take him to 2021 at the Etihad Stadium. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ shining RANKED REVEALED But his spell with the champions could end as soon as this summer with Allegri’s contract set to finish at the end of the season.Il Giornale reporter Luigi Guelpa, who broke the news Cristiano Ronaldo would join Juventus from Real Madrid, told Radio CRC his latest information.“I’ve learned that Pep Guardiola already has reached a verbal agreement with Juventus for the next four years. It’s the same person who told me that Ronaldo was going to Juventus,” he said. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 1 ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury MONEY no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED BEST OF The deal would come as a shock but given Man City are now under investigation over alleged Financial Fair Play breaches and if found guilty the club could be thrown out of the Champions League, it’s easy to see why Guardiola may wish to leave.If he took the role he would be aiming to win a league title in his fourth different nation having won LaLiga with Barcelona, the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich, and the Premier League with Manchester City.
Veteran Motherwell midfielder Keith Lasley has retired from playing to take up the role of assistant manager at the club.Lasley has brought an end to a playing career that has seen him play almost 500 games over two spells at the Fir Park club. The 37-year old, who has his UEFA Pro licence and has coached the Under-17 and Under-20 sides replaces James McFadden as manager Stephen Robinson’s right-hand man. “It’s a big change obviously, but this is something I’ve been planning for for a long time and this side of the game is something I’m passionate about,” Lasley told Motherwell’s official website.“”It’s not fully sank in that I won’t be pulling on that jersey again but I’m sure that will take a little bit of time – but the excitement of this opportunity is starting to outweigh that certainly.”
Intelligence drives the fight. Ask General George Washington. In fact, ask anyone battling an adversary. Good, accurate, current intel and definition makes the total difference. We should know more about our opponents than they know about us. But who does know more? Us or them? If we want to win the fight, we must better control violence, theft, fraud, and loss.Information dominance means we know certain things and more than our criminal opposition knows, including what are our most desirable assets and our vulnerabilities. We also need to know our tendencies and limitations.Part of information dominance is knowing the opposition’s wants, objectives, intentions, capabilities, methods, “players,” and tendencies. And what are they likely to know (or think they know) about us? Our intel should help us get inside the opposition’s planning and decision cycles. Intelligence should also be actionable—it needs to drive executive decisions.- Sponsor – Be Better, Have A ProcessWe need certain capabilities to achieve information dominance, so it is important to deploy fused sensors. These sensors can include social media, Web and Deep Web apps, hotlines, store and field staff feedback, case reporting, and investigative and surveillance information, to name just a few.The Loss Prevention Research Council’s (LPRC) Security Operations Center Lab (SOCLab) has been established to help us learn together even better ways to establish information dominance at the corporate level. The SOCLab’s motto is “detect, define, decide.” And just as the motto indicates, the first step is to detect a probable or recent event or pattern. We then strive to define the problem (who, what, when, where, why, and how) to allow for well-informed and precisely targeted solutions and decisions. And we should accurately and basically describe the problem and solution options to the decision-maker. Finally, we need to quickly communicate with our critical or otherwise involved associates and officials.SOCLabWe have a growing SOCLab steering panel that is helping us acquire needed technology, apps, checklists, experience, and expertise. Our security operations center (SOC) is real, powerful, and now ready for testing. As with any of our projects, we start with retailer’s needs in the form of questions. Here are some initial issues:What to collect.How to collect.How to validate initial information.How to best display data—locally and distributed.What technologies are needed.How to better, more quickly analyze and define. Battle track situations?Who and how to staff. Training? Ongoing Preparation?How to best and most simply present options to decision-makers.How to decide.How to communicate with local and distant team members and others.How to lead and execute during crises.How to recover and use lessons-learned to improve prevention and the SOC process.The initial SOCLab steering team includes retail, military, federal government, and solution backgrounds and responsibilities to ensure our lab and its mission are done correctly. Our initial team is below, with room to add even more expertise:Lucas McDonald and Josh Allen, WalmartTom Meehan, Bloomingdale’sHendrik van der Meulen, Voyager AnalyticsJustin Taylor, TJX-Marmax GroupGarret King and Jason James, CCI/Protection 1Lincoln LeFebvre, The Home DepotClayton Brown, ReconasenseTony Zwart, Brian Peters, and Jason Bailey, TargetKatie Jurkas, Rite AidThe SOCLab group is a subset of the LPRC LP Innovation Working Group and will hold separate bimonthly calls. Each call will include a virtual tour of an operating security, tactical, or emergency command center, whether a full-time or part-time operation, where the group will discuss research and development opportunities. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if your group has interest in learning more about SOCLab.Recommended ReadingIn The Reasoning Criminologist: Essays in Honour of Ronald V. Clarke, edited by Nick Tilley and Graham Farrell, leading criminologists from around the globe present situational crime-prevention-research essays that provide evidence-based, practical thinking on a variety of crime problems. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Microsoft SQL Server R2 2008 is not only an enterprise class database, it also integrates a high performance Business Intelligence (BI) component in the software stack, offering both complete online transaction processing (OLTP) and on line analytics (OLAP) in a single license. It then couples this capability with Microsoft Power Pivot and SharePoint Server to put this capability literally into the hands of individual business departments. IBM has delivered enterprise-class database solutions based on IBM DB2 data management software which is now available on affordable Xeon processor based servers. IBM DB2 purescale, an optional feature of DB2, delivers nearly unlimited capacity, continuous availability and application transparency, for transactional databases running on IBM eX5 servers based on Xeon processors. We’re really, really excited about the launch of our new Intel Xeon Processor E7 family. We’re adding capability and performance that I’ll detail, but the bigger story is the new innovation these systems are enabling at ISV’s, along with the great customer implementation examples!Our new Xeon E7 family continues the story we started approximately a year ago, with the launch of the Nehalem (7500 Series) processor, of allowing IT solutions to deliver incredibly fast answers to the toughest business questions, all at costs below proprietary RISC systems, without compromising the reliability that IT managers expect.The new Xeon E7 delivers up to 10 cores with 20 threads of Intel Hyper Threading technology, 30MB of last level cache, and supporting up to 32GB DIMMs—25 percent more cores, threads and cache than the Xeon 7500 series with up to 40% more performance, at the same maximum rated power (TDP) of the Xeon 7500 series! Systems can scale from two to eight sockets with up to 256 socket systems from OEMs using node controllers. It also supports new Advanced Encryption Standard instructions (AES-NI), additional RAS features, and Intel Virtualization Technology and Trusted Execution Environment. The Oracle Exadata Database Machine is an integrated, optimized solution for hosting Oracle database and delivering OLAP and OLTP. The X2-8 combines scale up (2 Sun 8S-64core) Xeon processors for a high performance, highly available database grid, along with 14 Xeon based storage servers.Now the real world jazz starts when customers take Intel’s new technology, and pair it with this ISV software to deliver real world solutions.Anixter, a global distributor of communication and security products, wire, cable, fasteners and other parts, maintains a complex inventory of 425,000 parts. They deployed mission critical solutions for VAT taxes, e-Invoice, and PCM product and parts information, on IBM System X5 servers running IBM DB2 pureScale. According to Bernie O’Connor, “Performance is very impressive and so is the resilience of the cluster. If a server goes down DB2 pureScale recovers in seconds.”The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is part of the Department of Homeland Security and are modernizing its environment and have chosen the Oracle Exadata Database Machine built on Intel Xeon processor 7500 series. CBP is the largest Exadata user in the US with 15 Exadata machines in operation. They found the Oracle Exadata machines were one quarter (25%) of the cost of their aging SMP mainframe, and ran 10X faster (do you think they painted flames on the sides of the cabinet?—probably not).These are just two stories. For more checkout the Mission Critical page on the IT center SAP has a new innovative High-Performance Analytic Appliance (SAP HANA) on the Xeon 7500 series. SAP HANA is an in-memory appliance that stores entire data sets in main memory instead of saving to disk. It allows organizations to instantly analyze all available data from multiple sources, so companies can gain insight into business operations in real-time. Since most Mission Critical solutions involve data, let me tell you about some of the exciting innovation that our software partners are doing with these new Xeon systems: